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02/05/2007 10:47:33 PM · #1
I'm new to the photography world and would love for people to critique my portfolio. Anyone up for it.

Thankyou to Scarlet for her critique.


02/05/2007 10:51:43 PM · #2
Welcome aboard.....
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02/05/2007 10:56:04 PM · #3
why thank you

This site is great. I spend most of my day on here browsing and reading tutorials.
02/05/2007 11:01:38 PM · #4
Yes it is...Very addicted.Watch see how it addicted after you post your first picture in a challenge.Need help, Lots of very helpful people willing to help.
02/05/2007 11:02:11 PM · #5
Welcome new photographer...

How's you skin? Thick or Thin? :) Just checkin' to see what type of critique you might be looking for.

Anyway's welcome and enjoy, it's decent site to pick up some pointers here and there.


Message edited by author 2007-02-05 23:02:29.
02/05/2007 11:02:23 PM · #6
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Bingo! ... in my favourites ...
02/05/2007 11:07:38 PM · #7
My skin is very thick and my brain is like a spunge. Please help me learn
02/05/2007 11:10:23 PM · #8
Originally posted by Someamateur:

My skin is very thick and my brain is like a spunge. Please help me learn

I recommend that you put that in your bio ... some people are shy to comment on a portfolio with criticism without being specifically invited.

You might wanna spell it sponge tho ... ;)
02/05/2007 11:15:30 PM · #9
Good call Greetmir.

Sponge vs Spunge

What was I thinking
02/06/2007 12:43:48 AM · #10
Thanks again to those who gave advise on my photos
02/06/2007 12:57:26 AM · #11
hey! i'm new too! i don't have a portfolio, but welcome aboard. this is an addicting site. i've already wasted away two whole days of my life to it, and you know what, i regret nothing. :-)

how new to the photography world are you? i started photography just last summer, but i'm intimidated by your work! not cool...but good stuff...

Message edited by author 2007-02-06 01:00:34.
02/06/2007 01:01:57 AM · #12
Hey all. I'm new-ish as well.
I have entered two contests, and i was pretty happy with my BW portrait rating, considering it was my first photo entered.
I could use some serious help with Still life though...
any pointers are more then welcome!!!
02/06/2007 01:05:51 AM · #13
still life? sorry i feel really new; give me an example, and i might be able to help...keyword:might

btw... your black and white is awesome

Message edited by author 2007-02-06 01:06:54.
02/06/2007 01:06:33 AM · #14
Hey Muppet

I waste everyday on this site and I will continue to. Its awesome.

Started Photography in August last year. Just keep reading like I have done. I'm still an amateur but I really like some of my recent work. They are about to go on sale at an Art Function. Hope they do well.


02/06/2007 01:11:15 AM · #15
haha...still life.
stationary objects.
umm like my one for the table challenge...
a diet coke can, my phone, my ipod, and my keys...
And thanks for the comment on my BW :)
02/06/2007 01:12:45 AM · #16
i've only started reading up on photography since i joined the site. before that i used different modes on my camera like "sunset", "snow", or even "beach". i get pretty good results, and i can make my pics look decent by doctoring them up, but i still don't feel very confident with my overall abilities. give me time though, and i could even start getting cocky...
02/06/2007 01:15:05 AM · #17
Lol scary thought!!
I started taking random pics in high school...for my theater and of my tennis team. I was even nick-named the paparazzi lol.
a few of my friends couldnt afford senior pics, and asked if i could take some...the rest is all history.
i never took still life or scenery stuff because i knew i could photograph people...and im trying to change that now.
02/06/2007 01:15:37 AM · #18

I'm not trying to get cocky. I don't believe any will sell but we can always hope. The Art Function is just a fund raiser for a basketball team I coach.


02/06/2007 01:28:18 AM · #19
oh ok, i can do pretty good at that. my first photoshoot day i just took pictures of flowers, so you probably already know these things, but try the following:

try keeping your aperature ( if you go to a manual style setting on your camera it's the "f/" followed by a number) on a low value. this should allow you to focus more on the subject at a closer range and let everything else sort of fade away. also, i don't like flash settings. they are such a nuisance, always showing reflections in pics. the mushroom pic under my profile; the reflection is the one thing i hate the most about it. try turning off the flash, leaving the subject in a well lit environment, and tweaking with the ISO and shutter speeds. higher numbers are more sensitive to light, but i recomend a shutter speed of about 1/20 of a sec.. also, tweak the shutter speed before tweaking the ISO.

i hope these work, i've only started messing with these myself. goo luck MissyKay!
02/06/2007 01:31:43 AM · #20
Originally posted by Someamateur:


I'm not trying to get cocky. I don't believe any will sell but we can always hope. The Art Function is just a fund raiser for a basketball team I coach.



oh, i wasn't saying you sounded cocky. sorry, i should have put a smiley after i said that. i was making fun of myself. i usually try to be the exact opposite of cocky, but i'll sometimes let myself slip. sorry if it sounded wrong! :)

ps, by the looks of it, i think your basketball team will be getting new jerseys

Message edited by author 2007-02-06 01:35:59.
02/06/2007 05:02:25 AM · #21
Thats cool muppet. Thanks again to all.

Strange though that I only received 9 comments after posting this topic. I was hoping to learn more from others comments
02/06/2007 05:16:31 AM · #22
Originally posted by Someamateur:

My skin is very thick and my brain is like a spunge. Please help me learn

I left a comment on this one:

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Will look some more to!
02/06/2007 05:21:41 AM · #23
Thanks for your suggestion. I'm going back to the original to fix these areas. Thanks again
02/06/2007 05:30:21 AM · #24
Hows is this
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02/07/2007 02:37:49 PM · #25
That picture looks a lot better, imo.
I love the richness of the blue in the background.
very nice.
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